Latest News from Michael Kent

Double at Headquarters

Double at Headquarters

Jan 19, 2013

What great form the stable has been in of late - four of our last five runners saluting including a double at Flemington on Saturday - former Queenslanders Goldslick and Danish Whiskey both finding the line in determined fashion. Having her fifth run for us, Danish Whiskey - ...

A Slick performance

A Slick performance

Jan 19, 2013

Having her fourth run for the stable, former Queenslander Goldslick found the line well to win impressive fashion at Flemington on Saturday. Getting back on the rails but always travelilng well for an in-form Brad Rawiller, the four-year-old weaving her way through the field ...

Everage hoping for a Classic start

Everage hoping for a Classic start

Jan 18, 2013

A promising filly educated at our Cranbourne stables and part-owned by Michael Kent is entered to make her debut in Sydney on Saturday - all we need is a bit of luck at getting a run! First emergency in the $250,000 Inglis Classic, Everage caught the eye at last year's ...

He has plenty of Backbone

He has plenty of Backbone

Jan 13, 2013

It was only a matter of time until the promising Backbone broke through for his first metropolitan victory and he did so in good style - finising on strongly to find the line gamely in the Straight Draw Handicap at Flemington on Saturday. Having only his second run this ...

Philippi back in action

Philippi back in action

Jan 08, 2013

from Racing Victoria... Progressive three-year-old Philippi is back in work at Mick Kent’s Cranbourne stables with the unbeaten colt on track for a return to the track during the Melbourne Festival of Racing. Philippi currently has three wins from three career ...

Safari salutes

Safari salutes

Jan 07, 2013

The second leg of our Cranbourne Friday night double, Safari recorded a dashing victory in the 1600m ratings event - working to an early lead and getting clear before the turn. Wandering off the rails a bit in the run home, Safari was challenged over the final 100m but he ...

Handsome Is as Handsome Does!

Handsome Is as Handsome Does!

Jan 07, 2013

The stable took two runners to Friday evening's Cranbourne meeting and we happily cheered them both on to victory - kicking off with debutant Handsome Knight in the opening event. Settling back in a fast run race, the son of Al Samer ran on gamely in the straight - ...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2013

The first metropolitan race for 2013 saw the stable kick off in style - promising filly Summer Gem showing great heart to take out the New Year Handicap. Having her first run since a winter campaign that saw her in the placings at her first three runs at Sandown and ...

Tremendous Toranos

Tremendous Toranos

Dec 28, 2012

It is always a good sign when a lightly raced horse who has always shown promise resumes with an easy win. Which is just want Toranos did at Mornington on Thursday - the up-and-coming four-year-old rounding up his rivals in a 2019m maiden before racing clear by 2 1/2 ...

We Think he is good!

We Think he is good!

Dec 22, 2012

In-form galloper You Think So took a step closer to black type success with a gutsy performance at Flemington on Saturday. Taking an early lead for Adam McCabe, the handsome chestnut travelled beautifully for the duration of the Bitalli Handicap and at the turn had his ...

Brave by name and nature

Brave by name and nature

Dec 21, 2012

He may not have been first across the line but there is no doubt that the aptly named True Brave deserved his Moonee Valley victory on Thursday night. Awarded the race, a 1533m maiden, on protest, the lightly raced and promising four-year-old endured a tough run and was oh ...

Deserved win for Unusual Suspect

Deserved win for Unusual Suspect

Dec 17, 2012

It was in September last year that handsome entire Unusual Suspect made his Australian debut - running an eye-catching fourth in Rekindled Interest's Feehan Stakes at Moonee Valley. It was the sort of run that suggested the American import would prove competitive in ...

Bring on the Bagot!

Bring on the Bagot!

Dec 09, 2012

We are not far off 2013 and we are really looking forward to seeing in the new year in style with In-form stayer You Think So shaping well in preparation for a crack at the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington on January 1. Impressive saluting by 1 1/4 over 3000m at Moonee ...

Aggressive in victory!

Aggressive in victory!

Dec 07, 2012

Having really caught the eye finishing on strongly for second after a tardy start when resuming at Trararalgon in mid-Novemer, it was no surprise that Aggregator had plenty of fans at his second run this campaign. Sent out favourite stepping up from 1900m to 2232m at his ...

A Super performance

A Super performance

Nov 26, 2012

Former Queenslander Danish Whiskey has been in great form since joining the stable only recently and at just her second run for us the four-year-old was impressive saluting at Ballarat on Sunday. Getting back on the rails, the lightly raced mare spotted the leaders a decent ...

You Think So - Adelaide Cup bound?

You Think So - Adelaide Cup bound?

Nov 24, 2012

Emerging stayer You Think So proved a class about his rivals at Moonee Valley on Saturday - the lightly raced five-year-old a soft winner of the Art Series Hotel Handicap. Having his first run at 3000m, the son of Golan relished the stamina test and, despite getting back ...

Unusual Suspect pleases

Unusual Suspect pleases

Nov 18, 2012

It was good to see the talented but not always lucky Unusual Suspect in great form in Saturday's Listed Sandown Cup - the imposing entire finishing on strongly for a game third in the $150,000 feature. Getting back from his wide gate, the globe-trotting nine-year-old ...

Good Carnival for Kent Stable

Good Carnival for Kent Stable

Nov 14, 2012

by Adrian Dunn... A lifetime in the horse industry has taught Mick Kent many things, but foremost is that not only is patience a virtue, but it’s a non-negotiable for any trainer. Point in case Good Value, who capped a good spring for Kent when he won the Momentum ...

A Valued winner

A Valued winner

Nov 10, 2012

It is always a big thrill to win a race at Flemington during Cup Week so we congratulate Avedis Damirdjian, Rafi Poladian, Helen Vitale, Tony Beuk, Antranik Bedrosian, Domenic Piscioneri, Brian Tozer, the Two Joes & A Mario Syndicate and the A & R Syndicate on the tough ...

Summerbliss tackles Oaks

Summerbliss tackles Oaks

Nov 08, 2012

by Andrew Eddy, The Age... CRANBOURNE trainer Mick Kent attempts to buck tradition by claiming the $1 million group 1 VRC Oaks on Thursday with a filly having just her third start. But while inexperienced, Summerbliss has a vital factor in her favour. "She's a ...

Two Melbourne Cup runners - fingers crossed!

Two Melbourne Cup runners - fingers crossed!

Oct 29, 2012

by Andrew Eddy, The Age... Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent said he was most likely to pay up today for Unusual Suspect (27th) and French galloper Tac De Boistron (23rd). Kent said French star Christophe Soumillon would take his first Melbourne Cup ride on Tac De Boistron, ...

French galloper right at home at Geelong

French galloper right at home at Geelong

Oct 22, 2012

Geelong Advertiser, Ryan Reynolds TAC de Boistron's two trips to Geelong over the past fortnight will have him ready to perform at his best during the spring, trainer Mick Kent believes. The second-favourite for Wednesday's Group 3 Geelong Cup completed another ...

You Think So Flemington bound

You Think So Flemington bound

Oct 19, 2012

Promising stayer You Think So is Cup Week bound after a barnstorming victory in a 2025m Showcase event at Cranbourne on Friday night. Fresh after a disappointing run in Sydney in early September, the handsome chestnut was happier back on his home track - showing great heart ...

Geelong Advertiser - Tac De Boistron

Geelong Advertiser - Tac De Boistron

Oct 14, 2012

by Ryan Reynolds TRAINER Mick Kent's quest to race on a soft track with Tac De Boistron could lead to the French import lining up in the Geelong Cup. Kent is still in two minds over whether to head to Geelong on October 24 or run in the Caulfield Cup four days ...